This epic concoction of immunity oatmeal is packed with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant-rich ingredients that will either prevent you from getting sick altogether or kick your cold naturally this winter, without requiring a dreaded visit to the doctors. 

Ginger root and turmeric are excellent at fighting inflections, just be sure to add black pepper in order to reap the full benefits and the active compound found in turmeric called curcumin. My favorite spice, cinnamon, has a myriad of health benefits that are useful in treating ailments in your digestive, respiratory, and circulatory system. Additionally, the vitamin C in lemons help to boost your immune system. 

Make sure not to skip out on my suggested toppings because these will surely make your bowl of oats over the top. 

1. Coconut yogurt- a fermented food full of probiotics that will totally revamp your gut flora.

2. Pomegranate seedscontain both punicalagins and punicic acid, which are plant compounds with strong medicinal properties.

3. Clementines- full of phytonutrients and of course, vitamin C. 

4. Pumpkin seeds- great source of zinc and their chlorophyll content naturally alkalizes the body.

Immunity Oats

  • Prep Time:5 mins
  • Cook Time:10 mins
  • Total Time:15 mins
  • Servings:1
  • Easy


  • 1 3/4 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon ginger root peeled and finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup quick oats
  • 1 tablespoon mixed seeds*
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Juice from half a lemon
  • 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup or honey
  • Pinch black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Toppings-
  • 2 tablespoons coconut yogurt
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1 clementine
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds
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  • Step 1

    Bring water to a boil in a small saucepan. Reduce the heat, add ginger root, and let simmer for 5 minutes.

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  • Step 2

    Add oats and seeds and stir to combine.
    * I use a mixture of chia seeds, ground flax, hemp hearts, and sesame seeds.

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  • Step 3

    After 1 minute, add remaining ingredients in order listed.

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  • Step 4

    Stir constantly until preferred thickness is achieved.

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  • Step 5

    Transfer to a bowl and add suggested toppings.

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